Hazelcot is a cosy, dog friendly, two bedroomed semi detached cottage, which sits between the sea and the freshwater Ley, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The property faces the Ley (a large lake and Nature Reserve), where many varieties of birds can be spotted from the window seat in the front bedroom, and you can also watch the impressive sunsets - so take your camera and binoculars! Alternatively, take the footpath from the shared rear courtyard of the cottage, and in 30 yards you are at the beach.
Built in 1908, Hazelcot would originally have been a cosy fisherman’s cottage, and the open coal fire in the lounge keeps you warm during the cooler times of the year. We have updated every room, and recently replaced the kitchen and bathroom. Many of our guests have returned to visit, as our home is so comfortable. We have holidayed in Torcross since our children were small (40 years ago!), and we now have a young grand daughter who loves the area as much as her mother and uncle did. After staying in various holiday let’s or B&B ‘s over the years, we were finally in a position to buy Hazelcot when it came on the market in 2013.
Hazelcot is well equipped for self catering, and you can spend an enjoyable holiday eating "at home" if you wish. However, if you prefer to eat out some or all of the time, there is a local pub and various cafes within walking distance (100 to 150 metres), and also a local post office / general store. The nearby garden centre (Stokeleys), has a well stocked farm shop and cafe. With the local food shops, pubs and cafes, no one should ever be hungry.
The nearest larger towns are Dartmouth and Kingsbridge, which are respectively 9 miles and 7 miles away in either direction. Both these towns have the larger well known supermarkets, and many interesting smaller shops.
Torcross was the setting for Operation Tiger in readiness for the D-day landings in WW2. The war memorial and car park where the Sherman tank stands, commemorate the exercise.
The very popular harbours of Dartmouth and Salcombe are well worth a visit, with plenty of shops and cafes.
The beach and sea are very safe with it being in a (normally) sheltered East-facing bay. If you don’t fancy the beach the area has a wealth of scenic walks along the coastal path.